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70, only the writings of Josephus survive in any quantity. ) ability to achieve the tone of a pagan prophetess, precludes use of such material as reliable evidence of Jewish self-perception in this period . The romantic and mysterious novel called Joseph and Asenath may have been written by a Jew in this period; but its composition, which is firmly dated only by the terminus ante quern of the sixth-century translation of the work into Syriac, may also have been either much later or much earlier.

D . onwards (tAb. Zar. 8:4) . But not universal, for there is every likelihood that some of the gentile godfearers honoured in the Jewish synagogues in Aphrodisias in Asia Minor in the early third century continued to participate in pagan worship - those who held the rank of city councillor had little option in the m a t t e r . 23 24 25 The suppression of the revolt was exceptionally bloody. 1—50 (to be ascribed to a Jewish author in Egypt before A . D . 130 if verse 51 was a later addition composed under M.

O p p e n h e i m e r , The ( E . J. B r i l l : L e i d e n 1 9 7 7 ) . 'Am Ha-'Aretz: A Study in the Social History of the Jewish 'The Parting of the 21 Ways' Nasi'. InTannaitic sources there is little evidence of the Rabbis actually judging concrete cases. In Amoraic sources, however, they are regularly depicted as functioning within a well-regulated system of Jewish courts supervised by the Nasi' (cf. Yerushalmi Yevamot 12:6; Yerushalmi Hagigah 1:7) . 3. The Patriarchate of Judah ha-Nasi' probably marks a decisive upswing in the fortunes of the Rabbinic party within Judaism.

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